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16:10 Ascot

Good To Soft

Ascot Racecourse Supports Box4Kids Handicap Hurdle (Challenger Stayers Hurdle Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £9849.06
  • 2m 7f 118y
  • Class 3
  • 13 runners
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Ascot Racecourse Supports Box4Kids Handicap Hurdle (Challenger Stayers Hurdle Series Qualifier)

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

9/1 (Won)

  • Win: £15.00
  • Place: £3.50

Form: 11/31- D

Last run: 482 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Blinkers were enlisted in 2022 for his last four starts (on good or good to soft) and he won three of those handicaps, the wins all at about 3m but he's now not been seen for 482 days; only 1lb above his last winning mark, he'd be a leading player if firing on all cylinders on this return.

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1st

6

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 118y

Class 3

16:10 Ascot

Honor Grey

11st 10lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

Blinkers were enlisted in 2022 for his last four starts (on good or good to soft) and he won three of those handicaps, the wins all at about 3m but he's now not been seen for 482 days; only 1lb above his last winning mark, he'd be a leading player if firing on all cylinders on this return.

9/1

1st

10

23rd Oct 2022

Good

3m 0f 149y

Class 3

13:30 Aintree

Honor Grey

11st 7lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

midfield, smooth headway 4 out, led going easily 2 out, ridden and 5 lengths ahead run-in, reduced lead towards finish, always doing enough

10/1

20/1

  • Place: £5.90

Form: 4-314P C

Last run: 19 days

W: 12st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Won three of five hurdle completions; chasing this term and won here (2m3f, good; has won on soft) in November but two poor shows have followed; back hurdling today, with first-time headgear and stamina to prove, having appeared over about 3m only once (chase debut, October) under rules.

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1st

5

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 5f 141y

Class 3

17:05 Ascot

Supreme Gift

11st 6lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Henry Daly

Won over fences here (2m3f, good) last November on first course visit and he was back here for the first time since when returning to form with a good second over hurdles (2m7f, good to soft) last month; the visor that went on last time is retained; key player if producing another good run.

5/1

2nd

2

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 118y

Class 3

16:10 Ascot

Supreme Gift

12st 1lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Henry Daly

Won three of five hurdle completions; chasing this term and won here (2m3f, good; has won on soft) in November but two poor shows have followed; back hurdling today, with first-time headgear and stamina to prove, having appeared over about 3m only once (chase debut, October) under rules.

20/1

12/1

  • Place: £3.40

Form: -53222 BF

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in all three of his handicap hurdles (2m2f, 2m7f on heavy and 2m5f) and has been showing very consistent form; needs a bit extra to win one of this competitiveness and cheekpieces are enlisted.

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4th

6

30th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

14:40 Haydock

Astronomic View

11st 5lb

J: Lucy Gardner

T: Sue Gardner

Came good over hurdles in no uncertain terms when easy 21l winner from My Bobby Dazzler over 3m2f at Warwick (soft) three weeks ago; respected up 8lb.

5/1

1st

5

10th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 3

16:45 Warwick

Astronomic View

11st 1lb

J: Lucy Gardner

T: Sue Gardner

in touch with leaders, smooth headway after 3 out, led going easily before 2 out

7/1

3rd

9

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 118y

Class 3

16:10 Ascot

Astronomic View

11st 4lb

J: Lucy Gardner

T: Sue Gardner

Runner-up in all three of his handicap hurdles (2m2f, 2m7f on heavy and 2m5f) and has been showing very consistent form; needs a bit extra to win one of this competitiveness and cheekpieces are enlisted.

12/1

Form: 2147-2

Last run: 23 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

A big improver last season when winning four handicaps at about 3m2f and he reappeared last month with a creditable second of 13 at Huntingdon (3m1f) where cheekpieces were replaced with a first-time tongue-tie; has both those aids today and, having been second in this race last year, he has major each-way claims again.

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1st

1

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 4

15:50 Taunton

Loup De Maulde

12st 3lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Robbie Llewellyn

in touch with leaders, not fluent 1st, prominent 10th, niggled along briefly 11th

6/4

1st

1

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 4

15:17 Huntingdon

Loup De Maulde

12st 0lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Robbie Llewellyn

0-6 over fences earlier in career but highly progressive over hurdles since joining this yard last season; in good form in that sphere the last twice and has a 9lb lower mark to work with now back chasing; course hurdle form figures read 112; very interesting.

9/4

Form: 556459

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Contender if judged on his two 3m1f wins at Plumpton last February/April but he's not got near that form in his five runs this autumn/winter, returned to hurdling (with cheekpieces fitted) for last three.

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5th

13

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 118y

Class 3

16:10 Ascot

Crossing The Bar

11st 0lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Neil Mulholland

Contender if judged on his two 3m1f wins at Plumpton last February/April but he's not got near that form in his five runs this autumn/winter, returned to hurdling (with cheekpieces fitted) for last three.

33/1

9th

7

28th Jan 2024

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 4

15:05 Doncaster

Crossing The Bar

11st 13lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Neil Mulholland

Contender if judged on his two 3m1f wins at Plumpton last February/April but he's not got near that form in his four runs this autumn/winter, returned to hurdling (with cheekpieces fitted) for last two of those.

16/1

Form: 432-60

Last run: 64 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Well beaten on chase/seasonal debut in November and, after wind surgery, finished further adrift when next seen in December; needs a huge revival but he's back over hurdles and would be a player on last season's form.

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4th

8

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 4

17:20 Newbury

Sporting Mike

11st 9lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

After chasing aspirations were soon aborted he didn't run too badly back over hurdles in a Class 3 at Ascot (2m7f, good to soft); of some interest on the back of that if able to build on it.

6/1

6th

12

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 118y

Class 3

16:10 Ascot

Sporting Mike

11st 1lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

Well beaten on chase/seasonal debut in November and, after wind surgery, finished further adrift when next seen in December; needs a huge revival but he's back over hurdles and would be a player on last season's form.

16/1

Form: PV2441

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 7lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

11yo with 3-25 strike-rate but he broke a long losing run at Plumpton (3m1f, soft) on latest start; seemed to race lazily that day and some headgear returns, which has had a positive response before, but it would be rather a surprise if he could deal with all these younger rivals.

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5th

11

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 3

15:15 Plumpton

Im A Starman

10st 11lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Mark Rimell

towards rear

14/1

3rd

9

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 4

17:20 Newbury

Im A Starman

11st 6lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Mark Rimell

Tailed off in a Class 3 at Ascot last month but successful on either side of that in 3m1f soft-ground handicaps at Plumpton; raised just 4lb for hard-fought latest success; can be up and down and seems to like sharp tracks, so perhaps not the percentage call.

10/1

Form: 2-3943 D

Last run: 43 days

W: 12st 1lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Ridden by Jack Hogan since October 2022; two wins last winter and ran creditably for minor honours on first and third of his four starts this term, but he needs to perform a lot better than he did at Ludlow (a race he won last year) six weeks ago on latest outing.

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3rd

8

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 5f 141y

Class 3

17:05 Ascot

Hurricane Harvey

11st 0lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Fair fourth of 12 at Newbury (3m, good to soft) in December and he's now 6lb lower; however, this 10yo has been well beaten the last twice, most recently here (2m7f, good to soft), and needs to get back on track.

25/1

8th

1

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 118y

Class 3

16:10 Ascot

Hurricane Harvey

12st 1lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Ridden by Jack Hogan since October 2022; two wins last winter and ran creditably for minor honours on first and third of his four starts this term, but he needs to perform a lot better than he did at Ludlow (a race he won last year) six weeks ago on latest outing.

20/1

3rd

2

5th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 174y

Class 3

14:10 Ludlow

Hurricane Harvey

11st 12lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Jack Hogan regularly aboard these days; two wins last season included this race off 2lb lower and he wasn't the only one who couldn't lay a glove on an easy winner at Newbury last time; should give his running and be thereabouts.

5/1

Form: 4-1PP4

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Upped to 3m1f when making all in a Warwick maiden (3m1f, good) last May; pulled up next two starts since and, after wind surgery, well beaten at Exeter (2m7f) 17 days ago but that was a step back in the right direction; needs overall improvement and 7lb claimer takes over.

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4th

6

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

14:50 Chepstow

Exmoor Forest

11st 11lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

Generally very disappointing since his 3m1f maiden hurdle win last May but took good step back in right direction when third at Exeter (2m5f, soft) last month, and is another 2lb lower for today's chasing debut.

8/1

3rd

8

19th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 4

15:30 Exeter

Exmoor Forest

11st 5lb

J: Miss Ella Herbison

T: Nigel Hawke

towards rear

50/1

9th

10

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 118y

Class 3

16:10 Ascot

Exmoor Forest

11st 2lb

J: Miss Ella Herbison

T: Nigel Hawke

Upped to 3m1f when making all in a Warwick maiden (3m1f, good) last May; pulled up next two starts since and, after wind surgery, well beaten at Exeter (2m7f) 17 days ago but that was a step back in the right direction; needs overall improvement and 7lb claimer takes over.

25/1

OUR TIP

Form: 116/PF D

Last run: 53 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Won three novice hurdles in 2021-22 season (2m7f/2m5f) and had a long absence before this campaign; pulled up on chase/seasonal debut and although he lasted a lot longer when back over hurdles at Wetherby (near 2m6f; tongue tied first time) on Boxing Day, he was well held in third of six when crashing out at the final flight; needs to be back in peak form.

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4th

3

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 10y

Class 3

15:20 Huntingdon

Fair Frontieres

11st 9lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

in touch with leaders

14/1

3

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 118y

Class 3

16:10 Ascot

Fair Frontieres

12st 0lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Won three novice hurdles in 2021-22 season (2m7f/2m5f) and had a long absence before this campaign; pulled up on chase/seasonal debut and although he lasted a lot longer when back over hurdles at Wetherby (near 2m6f; tongue tied first time) on Boxing Day, he was well held in third of six when crashing out at the final flight; needs to be back in peak form.

16/1

0

3

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 56y

Class 3

14:10 Wetherby

Fair Frontieres

11st 12lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Won three novice hurdles in 2021-22 season (2m5f/2m7f, soft/good to soft) and he was returning from a long absence when pulled up on last month's chase debut; needs to prove how much ability he retains but he's on a good mark if tapping back into his early promise; tongue-tie goes on.

11/4

Form: 1-212 BF

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Point/bumper winner; odds-on for all three starts over hurdles this season, winning well in a maiden at Lingfield (2m3f, good to soft; clear best form) in November but runner-up on starts either side (latest form was boosted on Thursday); this longer trip looks interesting and she should still bring potential entering handicaps.

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1st

1

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

13:15 Chepstow

Coco Mademoiselle

11st 9lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

in touch with leaders, went second before 4 out, bad mistake 2 out, shaken up to lead approaching last, soon clear, pushed out

8/11

8

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 118y

Class 3

16:10 Ascot

Coco Mademoiselle

11st 10lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Point/bumper winner; odds-on for all three starts over hurdles this season, winning well in a maiden at Lingfield (2m3f, good to soft; clear best form) in November but runner-up on starts either side (latest form was boosted on Thursday); this longer trip looks interesting and she should still bring potential entering handicaps.

6/1

2nd

2

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 4

13:50 Huntingdon

Coco Mademoiselle

11st 10lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Beaten favourite on debut over hurdles but readily made amends at Lingfield (2m3f, good to soft) later in November, adding to her point/bumper wins and taking overall record to 3-5; the pick on form and represents last year's winning yard.

5/4

Form: 231-61

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Fair stayer on the Flat and this move up in trip holds strong possibilities following his Sandown 2m4f win (soft) three weeks ago when stamina seemed to win the day; up 4lb and needs improvement but he makes serious appeal.

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8th

9

1st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 4

13:50 Newbury

Havaila

11st 9lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Anthony Charlton

Fair stayer on the Flat and his second hurdles win came at Sandown (2m4f, soft) in January; stamina seemed to win it that day but he flopped when favourite on the step up to 2m7f at Ascot 13 days ago, having been held up a detached last (jockey reported he ran too freely); back down in trip but that Ascot run is a worry.

12/1

11

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 118y

Class 3

16:10 Ascot

Havaila

11st 1lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Anthony Charlton

Fair stayer on the Flat and this move up in trip holds strong possibilities following his Sandown 2m4f win (soft) three weeks ago when stamina seemed to win the day; up 4lb and needs improvement but he makes serious appeal.

11/2

1st

13

26th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 173y

Class 3

15:35 Sandown

Havaila

10st 6lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Anthony Charlton

Useful dual-purpose performer who returned to jumps action with a 14l sixth in a competitive handicap at Ascot (1m7f, good to soft); has to find something on that form but conditions won't bother him, nor the trip; each-way appeal.

14/1

Form: 4-2331

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 13lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Placed on first three starts this season and never better than when winning at Wincanton (2m5f, heavy) on latest; did it in good style that day (only his second win from 22 starts) from Astronomic View and Don't Rightly Know but now 6lb higher and unseen over this sort of trip since 2021.

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3

7th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 150y

Class 4

15:30 Wincanton

Rare Clouds

11st 9lb

J: James Best

T: Simon Earle

Looked as good as ever when winning by 6l here (2m5f, heavy) in January and should be fine over today's longer trip but he's on a fairly tough mark now and needs to put last month's disappointing Ascot run behind him.

7/1

14

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 118y

Class 3

16:10 Ascot

Rare Clouds

10st 13lb

J: James Bowen

T: Simon Earle

Placed on first three starts this season and never better than when winning at Wincanton (2m5f, heavy) on latest; did it in good style that day (only his second win from 22 starts) from Astronomic View and Don't Rightly Know but now 6lb higher and unseen over this sort of trip since 2021.

14/1

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Dont Rightly Know, Mt Fugi Park

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Payout
Exacta £2564.00
Straight Forecast £1990.20
Tricast £25493.90
Trifecta £35500.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Havaila

POSTDATA:

Loup De Maulde

WEST COUNTRY:

Mt Fugi Park

TOPSPEED:

Rare Clouds

Daily Record:

Coco Mademoiselle

Telegraph:

Supreme Gift

RP RATINGS:

Sporting Mike

D Express:

Crossing The Bar

The Guardian:

Mt Fugi Park

The Times:

Havaila

The Star:

Havaila

Daily Mail:

Loup De Maulde

The Sun:

Loup De Maulde

Daily Mirror:

Rare Clouds